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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Canada Goose Chilliwack Measurements

Here is the measurements for the Canada Goose Chilliwack jacket. Got this from a friend. If there's some sort of copyright on this, please comment, and I will get back to you.

Measurements (in inches*)
CHEST – 1”below armhole (1/2) 21 22 23 24 1/2 25 1/2 27 1/2 29 1/2 31 1/2 33 1/2
SWEEP – jacket closed (1/2) 12 13 1/2 15 16 1/2 18 19 1/2 21 22 1/2 24
SLEEVE LENGTH – from center back 34 34 3/4 35 1/2 36 1/4 37 37 3/4 38 1/4 38 3/4 39 3/8
SLEEVE LENGTH UNDERARM 18.5 19 19.5 20 21 21.5 22 22.5 23
SLEEVE WIDTH @ BICEPS (1/2) 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10 3/8 10 3/4 11 1/8 11 1/2 12
SLEEVE WIDTH @ HEM (1/2) 3 3 3 1/4 3 1/4 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 3/4 3 3/4 3.3/4
CENTER BACK LENGTH (from neck seam to hem) 25 1/8 25 1/2 25 7/8 26 1/4 26 5/8 27 27 3/8 28 3/4 29 1/8

To convert to cm, multiply by 2.54

Some tips!!!
First, the jackets may seem sized small because of their short length. But they are supposed to be short. That means; be careful with picking bigger sizes because the arms length and chest size might get to big.

I wear one for casual use.. Meaning often just a shirt or a thin sweather underneath, so heres my tips:
If you are 190cm+ tall and a bit of shoulder width/chest size: You can probably go for an XL.

If you are lower then 190cm, do not even think of picking an XL.

Second, make sure to buy from a well known retailer. There is a lot of fakes going around, especially on ebay. Amazon is a well known retailer who will provide you with the real deal. If you chose to buy from amazon, please use my link to to buy it if you think that I somehow helped you out.

Friday, July 23, 2010

FIX: Can't click flash videos in firefox.

This bug has been fixed in Firefox v. 3.6.7. Upgrade to this version.

If you are running i.e. debian squeeze as I am, simply add swiftfox(google it) to your apt sources & install it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Enable Touchpad Tapping & Scrolling in Debian

Just execute the following lines:
synclient VertEdgeScroll=1
synclient HorizEdgeScroll=1
synclient TapButton1=1

If you are running fluxbox, you can add them to your startup file located in ~/.fluxbox/startup


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Java in Debian Squeeze not appearing

Had lots of problems with Java not "appearing" or seems to not be loading (though it does) in Debian. Using the sun java6 plugin.

Here's my howto for Debian Squeeze + Java + (Swiftfox/iceweasel/google chrome)

1.) Install sun-java6-plugin (apt-get install sun-java6-plugin)
2.) Make sure your browser has loaded the java6 plugin. In the browser of your choice, type: about:config and check that java6 is loaded. If it's not, google :P Shouldn't be hard to find. If not, I can write a howto on it.
3.) Go here and test your java. If you get an error, click the box, and read the first lines. Otherwise, you're done.
4.) If the error looks like this: Network is unreachable
then edit the following file: /etc/sysctl.d/bindv6only.conf, and make sure net.ipv6.bindv6only is set to "0". Save and quit.
5.) Restart procps like this (as root): invoke-rc.d procps restart
6.) You're done, and it should be working.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bluetooth and Thunar

This is a copy paste from a forum. Storing it here in case it should disappear, and this is the "golden ticket" to bluetooth browing in fluxbox :) Remember to change dolphin to browser of choice. For example thunar.



first, thanks a lot for the useful pointer on how to use something different than nautilus for blueman's "Browse Device".

It works well, but nevertheless, there are a few shortcomings:
  • BT channel 10 is only correct for some devices (mainly Nokia S40, it seems).
  • There is no explicit removal of the obex mount and its mount point.
  • Only one device can be browsed at once.
The following script gets rid of these issues. I have tested it successfully with more than one devices (2, actually) on Debian Squeeze with KDE4 and dolphin. Every other file manager will work just as well, you only need to change the dolphin invocation appropriately.

The first click on "Browse Device" will setup the obexfs mount point (as .obex- in your home directory) and open dolphin with it. The second click on "Browse Device" will disable the obex mount and also remove the mount point again. Blueman's connection graph will help to indicate the state you are currently in.

You will (at least) need the packages blueman, obexfs, fuse-utils from your favorite distribution. You may need a new session start to make sure you are a member of the fuse group. Additionally, the script (as it is) expects a writable logfile, which you may create as root with:
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touch /var/log/blueman-browse-helper.log chmod a+rw /var/log/blueman-browse-helper.log
Now, enter
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blueman-browse-helper %d
in the field Command to start an obex ftp browser in the Advanced section of Local Services... (after right-click on tray icon) and save the following script accordingly as (e.g.) /usr/local/bin/blueman-browse-helper (as root, of course, and make it executable for users).

Now, finally, here comes the script:

#!/bin/bash log=/var/log/blueman-browse-helper.log mp=~/.obex-"$1" channel=`sdptool search --bdaddr "$1" FTP | awk '/Channel:/ {print $2}'` if [ -e "$mp" ]; then         echo "`date`: cleaning up mount point '$mp'"                             >> $log         fusermount -u -z "$mp"                                                  &>> $log         rmdir "$mp"                                                             &>> $log else         echo "`date`: opening FTP channel '$channel' for mount point '$mp'"      >> $log         mkdir "$mp"                                                             &>> $log         obexfs -b "$1" -B $channel "$mp"                                        &>> $log         dolphin "$mp"                                                           &>> $log fi echo "`date`: `basename $0` finished for mount point '$mp'"                      >> $log

Have fun,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Change default file manager for kde

You can also do this in a GUI via kcontrol, but I am originally running gnome with fluxbox so I had to find out another way to do this, since it affects several apps like ktorrent and transmissions actions when chosing to open a folder via them.

It was actually pretty easy:
1.) Open a terminal and edit your ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
2.) Go to /usr/share/applications and check out what your filemanagers folder handler file is called. E.g. thunars is Thunar-folder-handler.desktop, which I will use (case sensitive).
3.) In the mimeapps.list you opened, edit or add the following line:

Save, and relogin to your session ;) It shall now work!

PS1: The file mimeapps.list may not exist. If it doesn't create it. I had to do that one.
PS2: You can also try to edit defaults.list if located in the same directory and add the line there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Upgrade Wifi Card on HP NX7400

UPDATE [2.5.2011]!!!
Solution is now available for this right here! 

Old post:
Recently tried to upgrade the 54mbit (abg) wifi card on my HP NX7400 laptop to the 802.11n standard. I'm sorry to inform you that this simply is NOT possible at the moment, unless someone manages to create a hacked bios. The problem is a whitelist in the bios containing which WIFI cards to accept. Only original cards are located in this, so no luck when trying to upgrade it.

What happens is you boot up and get a 104 error telling you to replace the mini pci wifi card.

If someone anyhow DO have a way to do this, PLEASE inform me/us here in the comments ;) The only way I know right now though is to use a USB or PCMCIA USB card.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

nx7400 audio in Windows 7

Had some problems trying to locate drivers for my audio device on the HP NX7400 in Windows 7. Problem was Windows 7 couldn't locate the integrated speakers, and I only got a red sign on my audio device in my lower right corner.

The solutions:
Go to, find the driver package for NX7400s audio device for Windows Vista and install it. Works like a charm! :)

Windows Vista audio drivers for NX7400 works GREAT for Windows 7 on NX7400.

Hope this helps someone else out :p

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nikon Standard Lense Upgrade

My Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6G II standard lense on my Nikon D90 broke recently so in stead of getting a new one, I spent a bit more for a slightly better one. I bought a Sigma 18-50mm F/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM.

Having used the lens for my weekend vacation I have to say that I'm very satisfied with it. The extra aperture it brings (3.5 to 2.8) really helps, and the quality of my photos seems to be of higher quality as well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Howto: Numbered google maps markers

On the following URL you can easily convert your map located at google maps, to a map with numbering on each pinpoint, marker, spot, placespot or whatever you wanna call it:

Works great if you are out traveling and want to make your own map :) Might publish some of my own maps later!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How to get flv url

This is really easy in Linux, and can be used on all sites.

The solution is to use tcpdump via this command:
$sudo tcpdump -s 1514 -Ai en1 'tcp port 80 and tcp[((tcp[12:1] & 0xf0) >> 2):4] = 0x47455420'

Thanks a lot to this blog:

To download afterwards use wget. Some sites might block direct downloads, then simply use the --referer= option in wget ;)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fastest image viewer for Linux

Have tried out a LOT of image viewers for Linux, and I thought they all were way to slow. A lot of them seemed to miss a feature called precaching or preloading, where the viewer preloads the next image you are about to view into the memory so it quickly changes to the next..

Ristretto has this feature, but still is VERY slow compared to my favourite. To bad, because I actually enjoy the interface, and it's really quick at loading thumbnails preview.

The one I found out to be the fastest without a doubt is GQView aka geeqie. When viewing my 6MB+ sized images from my DSLR they load very quickly, especially when browsing through a folder inside the interface so it preloads/precaches the next image I'm about to view.Link

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Create ISO from linux directory

mkisofs -r -R -J -l -L -o iso-filename.iso /directory/

This one works great and preserves all useful information :)
Lot's of more info here:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fluxbox, sessions and sleep/suspend mode

After running fluxbox for a while I found out I wanted to set up different accounts for me and my SO. After googling a bit and trying out, I found a solution that I am happy with.

First you need to know how to change sessions. By pressing ctrl+alt+F1-F7, you get different bash sessions. By pressing ctrl+alt+F8-F12, you get different GUI sessions. It's the last ones we are going to play around with.

Problem is though, that we need to get out of fluxbox, leaving the session intact, and get up our GDM login interface. Some of you might be using KDM, or other options. This guide will probably work for those to :) Please leave some respons wether or not.

In order to get this working install gdmflexiserver. When that is done, add a keyboard shortcut to it in your ~/.fluxbox/keys:
Mod4 s :Exec /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver
"Reconfigure"Link fluxbox, and when you now press windows-key+s, you will either
A) if you got no gdm login session running in your next GUI interface running, it will automaticly start one, and switch to that interface, or
B) if you already got a gdm login session running, you will get a box where you can choose to jump to that display (which also can be done by ctrl+alt+F9), or create a new one.
Congrats! You got it running!

Suspend/Sleep mode:
This can now easily be done as well. Simply jump to your GDM login interface, and select "Suspend" in the options box :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cheapest SDHC reader

Just got this one in the mail, and it's working perfect!

For only $1.52 including (free) shipping, you get a great & tiny USB SDHC reader. Which is a both easyer and faster way to extract i.e. photos from your digital camera. Works perfectly!

Click here to get it :)

Update 13.january 2013: Seems like the old version is sold out. This should be the exact same version! Go for it! :)

From the site:

- Supports SD, DV-RSMMC(MMC MOBILE), MMC, MiniSD(with adapter), MICRO SD(with adapter), T-FLASH(with adapter)
- Operating system: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Mac os 9.1 or above"

..and yes, it works in Linux as well :) Plug-and-play!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Debian: Restart Sound Device

Sometimes my sound disappears and wont work in Linux, so I have to restart the system. But here's a quick-fix:

1.) /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
2.) lsof | grep pcm
and kill the processes listed